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Siri iti deschide usa de la garaj, dezactiveaza alarma, stinge luminile din casa, dar nu te adoarme (Video)



  Siri este un asistent personal “bun la toate”, iar intr-un nou clip video ni se demonstreaza modul in care iPhone-ul si Siri pot fi utilizate pentru a controla diverse produse din casele noastre. Practic folosind Siri putem: deschide usa unui garaj, putem dezactiva/activa alarma casei, putem controla un termostat, putem inchide/aprinde luminile din casa, putem schimba canalele televizorului, putem accesa feed-urile video ale camerelor instalate in jurul casei noastre, si limitele utilitatii asistentului tin doar de capacitatile tehnice ale produselor cu care incercam sa il “imperechem”.

  Toata aceasta functionalitate este posibila multumita unui Raspberry Pi si a unui SiriProxy, aceste doua elemente fiind esentiale pentru ca totul sa functioneze. Clipul video de mai sus a fost facut de o persoana care a dorit sa demonstreze cat de util este asistentul, iar mai jos aveti detalii despre modul in care puteti construi asa ceva in propria casa.

All my SiriProxy plugins are on my GitHub page and are all open source, non-commercial use. In an effort to help further interest and development of SiriProxy based applications, I created a RPi SD card image with SiriProxy pre-installed to make it that much easier for people to get started. RPi SD card image with SiriProxy pre-installed: SiriProxy plugins for home automation control:


I started home automation and control in 2008, which I have been adding to as time and disposable income permitted. I have been working closely with iOS app developers during this time, beta testing and suggesting capabilities for their apps. I have been following the development of SiriProxy since its initial appearance in November 2011 and even got it installed and working on an Marvell SheevaPlug ARM based plug computer. I spent countless nights dreaming of the day I could use voice commands to control my home, but I was still under a long term contract on my existing iPhone. I already had been experimenting with IP2IR control in various forms, but the controller I use in the video seemed to offer the most features which the manufacturer added a REST API in March 2012. 

Although I was eligible to upgrade to an iPhone 4S with Siri in February 2012, I patiently waited for Apple to release the iPhone 5 in September 2012. It took me precisely 3 calendar days over a long weekend to get the basic functionality. Santa gave me a RPi for Xmas in 2012, which I ported SiriProxy and my plugins in a few hours, and recorded the video you see. 


My system is comprised of the following components:

1. Elk M1 Gold security panel (
2. ISY99i Series X10/Insteon lighting controller (
3. Trendnet IP cameras (
4. Nest Thermostat (
5. RedEye IP2IR controllers (
6. SiriProxy running on a RPi (
7. iOS mobile apps MobiLinc HD ( and eKeypad Pro ( for iPhone/iPad touch control. (not in video)


There is a REST API in the lighting controller which in addition to allowing me to control my lights, allows me to monitor/control the security panel. I use a NO relay output to control the garage door. The lights are controlled using plugin/wired Insteon modules/switches. SiriPrioxy uses the REST API. Both systems are available from  I use Trendnet IP cameras with GPIO interfaces and built in motion detection and SMS/MMS messaging, which are wired to the security system and lighting modules. The Trendnet cameras seemed to provide the right mix of features/price which also run Linux. I wrote a few SiriProxy plugins to push the IP camera and custom images to the iPhone. 

IR control is accomplished using RedEye Wifi IP2IR controllers which have a REST API for control. Unlike GC, IRTach, and other traditional IP2IR devices, the RedEye controller actually stores/learns IR codes, which can be invoked using the REST API.